Barnstable County Commissioner Ronald Beaty’s recent Twitter comments disparaging Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor David Hogg have led to a cash windfall for Jack Stanton, the Democratic candidate for state representative in the 5th Barnstable District.

Beaty is also a candidate in the race, challenging four-term incumbent state Rep. Randy Hunt, R-Sandwich, in the Republican primary in September.

As Beaty’s diatribe against Hogg received national coverage, Stanton, 26, of Sandwich, began to notice increased traffic on his website and campaign donations coming in from Democrats nationwide, including California, New York and South Carolina.

“It was very humbling to receive money from people outside the district that I haven’t met before,” Stanton said. “I didn’t use this (Beaty’s comments) to solicit donations.”

Stanton said he received a “sizable” amount in donations, even though they were small and averaged $27 each.

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The Republican candidate for Massachusetts secretary of state is coming to Cape Cod this month, but not for a political event.

Anthony Amore, whose day job is security director and chief investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, will appear at 6 p.m. April 29 at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Route 28.

Amore will discuss his book “Stealing Rembrandts” and the continuing investigation into the theft of 13 priceless paintings from the museum in 1990.

The event will benefit Tales of Cape Cod and restoration of the Olde Colonial Courthouse in Barnstable Village.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and can be ordered online at talesofcapecod.org.

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U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., will be the special guest at a fundraising event for the re-election campaign of state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, this weekend.

The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at CapeSpace at 100 Independence Drive in Hyannis. Suggested contributions range from $100 to $1,000.

More information is available by emailing Melanie@durkanconsulting.com.

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The Bourne Republican Town Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at 118 Waterhouse Road, Suite B.

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The Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Yarmouth police station, 340 Higgins Crowell Road, West Yarmouth.

Speakers will include Setti Warren, candidate for governor; Steven Leibowitz, candidate for state representative in the 1st Barnstable District; and Ronald Bergstrom, candidate for Barnstable County commissioner.

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Jay McMahon, of Bourne, a Republican candidate for state attorney general, will hold a “Mid-Cape Meet and Greet” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Cape Gun Works on Airport Road in Hyannis.

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will headline the Cape and Islands Democratic Council’s Kennedy Legacy Dinner at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Ave.

Tickets are still available. More information is available at capedemocrats.org/kennedy2018.

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Local and state elected officials quickly took to Twitter to mourn Yarmouth police Officer Sean Gannon, who was fatally shot Thursday while serving a warrant in Marstons Mills. Here are a few of the tweets:

Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings (@SheriffCummings):

“Rest in Peace Officer Gannon. Our sympathy to Sean's family and YPD”

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass. (@SenMarkey):

“Massachusetts has suffered a heartbreaking loss tonight. Yarmouth police officer Sean Gannon was killed in the line of duty. He was only 32. My thoughts and prayers are with the Yarmouth Police Department and the family and friends of Officer Gannon.”

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (@MassAGO):

“A tragedy. Our hearts are with Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon killed today in the line of duty, and with his family and fellow officers.”

— Follow Geoff Spillane on Twitter: @GSpillaneCCT. Items for the Political Notes column may be sent to gspillane@capecodonline.com.